The future of active management is now

Fees under pressure. Regulatory moves against closet indexers. Rapid advances in financial technology. Shifting sentiment among investors. Such mounting challenges have led to widespread speculation about active management's shrinking future. But a closer look inside intelligent portfolio construction today tells a story of expanding roles, added value, and innovative risk-adjusted, lower-cost solutions.

Four investment experts from Natixis Global Asset Management share their views

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Cold-calling ban is just the start of the war on pension scams

The Government has finally bowed to industry pressure and the weight of logic by confirming it plans to ban pensions cold-calling. While full details have yet to be published, the Treasury has also indicated providers will be given greater powers to block transfers to suspicious schemes. In addition, policymakers plan to crack down on the […]

PFS calls on Government to broaden pensions cold-call ban

The Personal Finance Society has said it wants the Government’s pension cold-calling consultation to be extended to general investments and other forms of communication. A consultation on implementing a pension cold-call ban was launched this month after being trailed in November’s Autumn Statement, which confirmed telephone calls to unsolicited clients would be illegal. The PFS […]

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Vanguard founder slams ETFs

Vanguard founder and former chief executive Jack Bogle has criticised the high-trading mentality behind ETFs and claimed non-listed index counterparts are a better alternative. In an opinion piece for the Financial Times, Bogle, the founding father of index investing, says Vanguard investors in non-listed index funds have seen higher returns than its ETF investors who hold the same underlying […]

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